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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

How to Make Shito Ghanaian Hot Pepper Sauce

How to Make Shito Ghanaian Pepper Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce, Pepper Sauce Recipe

Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is a favorite condiment to serve with any number of American and African dishes.




Hot peppers names clockwise from bottom left are habaneros, hot Portugal, hot lemon, serrano, poblano, cajun bell and  jalapeno.
Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is enjoyed with vegetables, fish, meat or poultry, it is also ideal with yams recipes, green plantains, and potatoes. In other words, Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is perfect for just about any food dish.

Shito is the best artisan small-batch hot pepper sauce you will ever make.



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How to Make Shito Ghanaian Pepper Sauce

Grilled whole fish with mild and hot peppers

African recipes by African Gourmet

Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce is made with hot peppers, shrimp, fish, tomato paste and seasonings to create Ghana’s most beloved hot sauce.

Prep time: Cook time: 15 Total time: 2


Ingredients:

2 cups tomato puree

10 dried hot chilies

1 tablespoon shrimp paste

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon cumin

1/4 cup olive oil

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a food processor and mix well. In a medium saucepan simmer 15 minutes on low. Add sauce to soups, stews or use as a sauce over seafood.

Hot peppers for Shito photo by John Winkelman


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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